bnsf railway http://nwpr.org en BNSF Won’t Stop Release Of Oil Train Info By Seeking Injunction http://nwpr.org/post/bnsf-won-t-stop-release-oil-train-info-seeking-injunction <p>The federal Department of Transportation has required railroads to notify states when they're shipping more than 1 million gallons of North Dakota crude oil by rail.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:58:06 +0000 Cassandra Profita 47949 at http://nwpr.org BNSF Won’t Stop Release Of Oil Train Info By Seeking Injunction Despite Confidentiality Concerns, BNSF Will Report Oil Shipments To States http://nwpr.org/post/despite-confidentiality-concerns-bnsf-will-report-oil-shipments-states <p>BNSF Railway said it will comply with a Saturday federal deadline to provide states with information about the frequency and routes of oil trains from North Dakota and Montana.</p><p>The railroad made that announcement Friday even though Washington, Oregon and Idaho have balked at signing confidentiality agreements about the crude oil shipments.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:45:24 +0000 Austin Jenkins 47126 at http://nwpr.org Despite Confidentiality Concerns, BNSF Will Report Oil Shipments To States Environmental Groups Sue Railway And Coal Companies For Clean Water Act Violations http://nwpr.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-railway-and-coal-companies-clean-water-act-violations <p>Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. district court against BNSF Railway and several coal companies.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The groups say that the rail and coal companies are violating the Clean Water Act by allowing coal to escape from trains that travel through the region.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:21:44 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 28810 at http://nwpr.org Environmental Groups Sue Railway And Coal Companies For Clean Water Act Violations Severe Landslides In Washington Could Be Signs Of Times Ahead http://nwpr.org/post/severe-landslides-washington-could-be-signs-times-ahead <p>A massive landslide that pushed 200,000 cubic yards of earth down the west side of Whidbey Island grabbed national headlines in March. Landslides have also caused numerous delays in passenger and freight rail along Puget Sound.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:10:14 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 25784 at http://nwpr.org Severe Landslides In Washington Could Be Signs Of Times Ahead Environmental Groups Announce Plan To Sue Rail And Coal Companies Under Clean Water Act http://nwpr.org/post/environmental-groups-announce-plan-sue-rail-and-coal-companies-under-clean-water-act <p>A coalition of environmental groups that oppose exporting coal through terminals in the Northwest have announced plans to file a lawsuit against BNSF Railway and several coal companies.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The groups say coal that escapes from trains is polluting the water and should be regulated under the Clean Water Act.</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:31:40 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 25290 at http://nwpr.org Environmental Groups Announce Plan To Sue Rail And Coal Companies Under Clean Water Act